DMK News

Engineers give back to Lemon Bay Historical Society

DMK Associates offered some relief to the Lemon Bay Historical Society.

The Historical Society is still tabulating the costs to resettle the historic Green Street Church Museum into its present location on South Indiana Avenue, beside the equally historic Lemon Bay Cemetery.

Read Full Article from Englewood Sun.

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DMK Adopts Ruscelletto Park

DMK Associates, Inc. (DMK), a local civil engineering and surveying firm, has adopted Ruscelletto Park as part of the City of Venice’s Adopt-a-Park Program for 2019. Ruscelletto Park was DMK’s top choice for the program because the firm designed the park in 2008.

Participating in the City’s program is a natural choice for DMK, says Karl Kokomoor, President and CEO of DMK. “Our firm believes in building better communities and investing our time in this park supports that sentiment.”

DMK staff will be volunteering their time throughout the year to help maintain the park. “We are pleased to be involved with the maintenance of a project that we helped create,” says Kokomoor.
This is the first year for the Adopt-A-Park Program for the City of Venice, says Patricia Matero, the City’s program coordinator. “We love the background that DMK has with this park.”

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Dawn Watson, Joins DMK Associates

Ms. Watson previously served as a CAD Technician in Commercial Land Development at Travis Pruitt & Associates in Norcross, GA.

Ms. Watson has 20 years of CAD drafting background in Civil Engineering, obtained AAS in Civil Engineering Tech, CAD/CAM from Chattanooga State in Chattanooga, TN. Her work experience includes DOT Transportation & drainage structures replacements, electrical & structural substation transmission and distribution drafting design, commercial and residential land development and project administration document control specifically using Microstation and AutoCAD design software.
 
Ms. Watson will serve as a Designer/Project Coordinator at DMK Associates.

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DMK Associates to Design First Phase of Improvements for William R. Gaines Jr. Veterans Memorial Park

DMK Associates, Inc. has the fortunate opportunity to shape our community with projects that honor the deep commitment and willingness of the service for men and women of our Country, like Mr. William “Bill” R. Gaines Jr. and his fellow brothers in arms. 

We are honored to be selected by Charlotte County to design the first phase of improvements for the William R. Gaines Jr. Veterans Memorial Park. 

As a local consultant for over 30 years, DMK employees have resided, worked and raised their families in Charlotte County.  We strive to provide exceptional client service to Charlotte County and share one common goal: to make our clients successful. Read more

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DMK awarded Village Stormwater Evaluation & Analysis Project by The Town of Longboat Key

DMK is conducting an evaluation and assessment of the current stormwater system to determine the level of service provided by the existing system and will then make recommendations to improve the performance of the overall drainage system for the Longboat Key Village area of the Town.

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DMK has been selected by Charlotte County to perform professional surveying and mapping services for the Expansion of the Vertical Control Network throughout Charlotte County on the North American Vertical Datum of 1988 (NGVD 88).

This project is to densify the National Geodetic Survey (NGS) Vertical Control Network specifically in those areas subject to Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) flood zones within this jurisdiction. The FEMA stipulation is that the Benchmarks set must meet NGS standards for 2nd Order, Class II accuracy standards.

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Rebecca Ledesma, Joins DMK Associates

Ms. Ledesma previously served as an Engineer in Training at Stantec Consulting Services, Inc. in Sarasota, FL.
 
Ms. Ledesma is a graduate of the University of Central Florida in Orlando with a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology and also in Environmental Engineering. She spent 10 years in the education field between the public school and college settings focusing on math and science. In the public school system, she taught Biology and Earth Space Science. In the college level, she was math professor teaching Developmental Math as well as tutor for Biology and Chemistry/Organic Chemistry. As an E.I. she is working toward her Professional Engineering license. Ms. Ledesma has contributed to many successful projects. Her command of Civil 3D, ICPR and Bentley Water and Storm Cad in the field of Environmental Water Resources is a valuable asset to our team.
 
Ms. Ledesma will serve as an Engineer Intern for DMK Associates.

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DMK Associates is Engineering a design for a new parallel lock in Charlotte County

According to “Project Status” on Charlotte County’s website at www.charlottecountyfl.gov, the design is more than 60% complete.

Read Full Article From Englewood Sun 

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DMK Good News - Peace River Engineering Society (PRES)

This year, through PRES, DMK sponsored a school team from the Dominican Republic in an Engineering Competition with NASA. 

The team we sponsored, out of 111 international teams, took first place.  A major accomplishment for a team with limited resources and some big competition. 

The NASA website is found at Read Full Article From NASA Website

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Jennifer Everts, Joins DMK Associates

Ms. Everts previously served as the Lead Dispatch Coordinator for Grande Aire Services, Inc. in Boca Grande, FL.
 
Ms. Everts is a graduate of Wawasee High School in Syracuse, Indiana with a professional background in Administration. She spent her last 5 years focusing on supervision, management, invoicing and managing payroll. She was in charge of running Department/Board of Director meetings and minutes, Human Resources, and providing outstanding customer service.
 
Ms. Everts will serve as our new Office Manager for DMK Associates in our Surveying office.

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DMK Associates represented in Charlotte County

DMK was cordially invited to:
To the William R. Gaines Jr. Veterans Memorial Park Ribbon-Cutting ceremony 2 p.m., Sept. 22, 2020 at 20499 Edgewater Drive Port Charlotte, FL. 33952
 
Agenda Included:
Welcome – Charlotte County Commission Chairman Bill Truex
Invocation – Chaplain Ed Eastman, Charlotte County Fire & EMS
Pledge of Allegiance
Comments by Charlotte County Commission Chairman Bill Truex
Comments by Charlotte County Commissioner Stephen R. Deutsch
Comments by Michael Gaines
Comments by Community Services Director Tommy Scott
Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony
Speakers included Charlotte County Board of County Commissioners:
Commissioner Bill Truex, Chairman
Commissioner Christopher Constance, Vice Chairman
Commissioner Stephen R. Deutsch
Commissioner Ken Doherty
Commissioner Joe Tiseo
 
Special thanks to Jon F. Swift Construction, Charlotte County Facilities Construction & Maintenance, Public Information Office and Community Services for their assistance with this ceremony.
 
DMK Associates provided the Civil Engineering for design and permitting for Phase 1 for this inspiring project of Charlotte County. It was a pleasure and honor to represent a prestigious Memorial. We look forward to the next Phase in this endeavor.

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John Pari, Joins DMK Associates

DMK Associates, Inc. is pleased to welcome John Pari to the firm.
 
Mr. Pari previously served as a Project Engineer at Manatee County Public Works in Bradenton, FL.
 
Mr. Pari is a graduate of University of Rhode Island in Kingston, RI. with a Bachelor’s Degree in Civil and Environmental Engineering. Prior to Manatee County, he worked in the private sector as a Stormwater Engineer with expertise in permitting through SWFWMD and ACOE. He was involved in Math Counts in Manatee County and United Way.
 
Mr. Pari will serve as a Project Engineer for DMK Associates.

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